CAMAS — More than two years after announcing its intention to sell the Camas Post Office building, the U.S. Postal Service hopes it has a buyer that may finally close the deal — and the post office — this year.
Camas, of course, has heard this before.
“We have started this process several times with who we thought were qualified buyers,” said Ron Anderson, customer relations coordinator with the postal service’s Portland district. “And they just didn’t come to pass.”
The postal service and the latest potential buyer are aiming to complete a deal as soon as August, Anderson said. That would move the Camas Post Office out of its historical location at 440 N.E. Fifth Ave., a quaint brick building it’s called home for more than 70 years.
If the sale goes through, retail services and post office boxes would relocate to an annex building at 2455 S.E. Eighth Ave. The main post office’s employees would move with it, Anderson said. He noted that the new location would be fully set up before the old building closes to smooth the transition.
“There will not be any interruption in retail services, and certainly no interruption in mail delivery,” Anderson said.